McKoy Named to NCI Council of Research Advocates
June McKoy, MD, JD, MBA,Associate Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Director of Geriatric Oncology for the Lurie Cancer Center, has been selected by National Cancer Institute (NCI) Director, Douglas Lowy, MD, to join the Council of Research Advocates (NCRA). NCRA members are chosen for their expert knowledge of issues of importance to the cancer research community.
The NCRA focuses on matters that facilitate research, and often identifies and responds to challenges facing the Institute at the request of NCI leadership. In addition, NCRA members bring their unique skills and perspectives by identifying new approaches, promoting innovation, recognizing unforeseen risks or barriers, and identifying unintended consequences that could result from NCI decisions. The NCRA focuses on enhancing community input, optimizing community outreach, and promoting strong collaborations to improve research outcomes.